Barnby Moor is quite literally just off the A1 at the tip of North Nottinghamshire with Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire either side - so plenty to explore. Surrounded by the Dukeries, estates of five previous Dukes, with Sherwood Forest, Rufford, Thoresby, Welbeck and the 4,000 acre National Trust Clumber Park on our doorstep. The origins of the Pilgrim Fathers at nearby Scrooby and former 12th century monasteries Rufford & Newstead Abbeys, Southwell Minster, Lincoln Cathedral and the magnificent Chatsworth House are all within striking distance.
There’s a wealth of attractions on the doorstep; choose to ramble through Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest or Rufford Abbey Country Park, visit Yorkshire's very own Wildlife Park, cycle through the National Trust’s Clumber Park or visit the magnificent estate at Welbeck Abbey for inspiring art, award-winning food and shopping.
Slightly further afield there’s historic Lincoln, with it’s wonderful cathedral and recently restored castle, Chatsworth House, with its stunning gardens and legendary art collection, Doncaster with famous horse races like the St Leger, as well as a host of fascinating museums, sporting activities and family attractions.
There's theatres, cinemas, art galleries and some top concerts to make the focus of your visit. Farm shops, parks and gardens galore with the renowned Hodsock Priory Snowdrops a highlight of the winter calendar just five minutes down the road. Interesting courses from butchery to bakery at the Welbeck School of Artisan Food with a chocolatier, cheesemaker and brewery on the estate.
|Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family.
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
12th-century with the only cylindrical keep in England.
One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses.
Stunning cathedral on hilltop near the Castle.
Monastery for just six Gilbertine canons.
Medieval castle with dungeons
|Newark Town Hall Museum
Civil war siege, civic treasures & art collections
Augustinian priory and ancestral home of Lord Byron
|Papplewick Pumping Station
Ornate Victorian Architecture with two unique Watts Rotative Beam Engines.
The origins of the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower Trail at Scrooby
Cistercian abbey in valley landscaped by 'Capability' Brown.
Best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister in England.
Norman minster dating back to 1108.
The best-preserved workhouse in England.
|Mr Straw's House
A 1920s house captured in time
|Welbeck Abbey Estate
A splendid historic estate and hidden gem
|Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium||www.keepmoatstadium.com|
|Test Match Cricket||www.trentbridge.co.uk|
|Snozone Real Snow Slope||www.xscape.co.uk|
|Lindrick Golf Club||www.lindrickgolfclub.co.uk|
|Rufford Park Golf and Country Club||www.ruffordpark.co.uk|
|Retford Golf Club||www.retfordgolfclub.org|
|Worksop Golf Club||www.worksopgolfclub.com|
|Serlby Park Golf Club||www.serlbypark.co.uk|
|Go-Karting near Sherwood Forest||www.amencornerkarting.co.uk|
|Go-Karting at Newark||www.elkmotorsport.co.uk|
|Bawtry Paintball and Laser Fields||www.bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk|
|Go Ape! at Sherwood||www.goape.co.uk|
|Blyth Activity Centre||www.thetournamentground.co.uk|
|Yorkshire Wildlife Park||www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com|
|White Post Farm Centre||www.whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk|
|Arts & Culture|
|Welbeck School of Artisan Food||www.schoolofartisanfood.org|
|Retford Little Theatre||www.rlt.org.uk|
|Retford Majestic Theatre||www.majesticretford.com|
|Doncaster Cast Theatre||www.castindoncaster.com|
|Doncaster Little Theatre||www.doncasterlittletheatre.co.uk|
|Vulcan Air Museum Robin Hood Airport||www.vulcantothesky.org|
|Newark Air Museum||www.newarkairmuseum.org|
|Northern Racing College||www.northernracingcollege.co.uk|
|Hemswell Antiques Centre
Parks and Gardens
|Sherwood Forest & Nature Reserve||www.sherwoodforest.org.uk|
|Rufford Country Park||www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk|
|Hodsock Priory Gardens||www.snowdrops.co.uk|
|Doncaster Lakeside Village Outlet shopping||www.lakeside-village.co.uk|
|Doncaster Frenchgate Shopping Centre||www.frenchgateshopping.co.uk|
|Meadowhall Shopping Centre||www.meadowhall.co.uk|
Due to the current national lockdown our Hotel and Spa are both closed until further notice.
The hotel will remain open for those in need of essential travel and will also be offering a delicious takeaway menu and the Spa will be taking bookings from 22nd February 2021.
We hope you all stay safe and well, see you as soon as possible!
Team Ye Olde Bell